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About the Challenge
Asian American Futures and Gold House are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Gold Futures Challenge, an exciting, online model for philanthropy that will award ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) organizations for projects that ensure our communities are Seen, Heard, Empowered, and United.
We invite organizations to submit project proposals that will help AAPI individuals and communities be Seen, Heard, Empowered and United. Proposals should address one or more of the four themes. All project submissions should aim to make an effective, tangible impact in the first 12 months of the grant award.
The inaugural Gold Futures Challenge will award ten prizes totalling $500,000. The prize amounts will be determined by public vote from a pool of ten Finalists chosen by our Selection Committee.
In addition to monetary prizes to support the winning programs, our winners will also receive the following non-monetary awards and opportunities:
- All TEN FINALISTS will receive a membership into the Gold House Future Network: a community of leading next generation API creatives and founders. Future Network members receive career acceleration, mentoring and/or skill-building, and directed networking across industries.
- The TOP FIVE FINALISTS will receive a 1-year membership to Resilia, a technology platform that helps nonprofits to increase their capacity and funders to scale impact.
- All TEN FINALISTS will receive a 1-year subscription to Catchafire, an organization that strengthens the social good sector by matching professionals who want to donate their time with nonprofits who need their skills.
- All TEN FINALISTS and FIVE SEMI-FINALISTS will be invited to participate in the Node Institute, a series of professional development workshops hosted by Node, a non-profit social education network to empower AAPI community leaders.
Donate & Support Gold Futures Challenge
Join us in our dream to democratize philanthropy that’s FOR AAPI, BY AAPI.
For too long, grantmaking has been elitist and top-down, and has largely ignored the needs of the AAPI community. The Gold Futures Challenge is a first-of-its-kind idea: we’re using an online funding and voting model not only to democratize our grant-making, but also to bring visibility to AAPI-serving organizations among a new audience, new donors, new volunteers, and new potential partners. In doing so, we also hope to build unity among AAPI communities across the country.
Want to help AAPI communities to be SEEN, HEARD, EMPOWERED, and UNIFIED?
Donate to the Gold Futures Challenge today!